Simona Scarpaleggia

Honorary prize

Simona Scarpaleggia

Board Member, EDGE Strategy AG

Simona Scarpaleggia is an international leader with extensive experience. As CEO of IKEA Switzerland, she worked to promote equal opportunities and thanks to her, a 50:50 gender split and equal pay are standard at IKEA. She was co-chair of the High-Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment, and has been championing diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) for decades. The innovator is co-founder of “Valore D” and “Advance Women”, and has in-depth knowledge of ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues. She is the author of the book The Other Half, a speaker and mentor for ambitious young professionals. Since 2022 she has been involved with various companies such as EDGE Strategy and Brainforest.